April 07, 2019 PM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1889
#5 in series
He is Sufficient In All Things
This series gives us a glimpse into the prayer life of Jesus. At His lowest point, facing His trial and the cross, Jesus soars into the heavenlies and prays for His disciples and, yes, even for us. In the last message, we examined who Jesus’ disciples truly are and what it looks like to follow Him in obedience. If you want to know what God the Son is doing right now, you need to engage in this study. The Lord is praying for us, and what He prayed over 2,000 years ago still applies today.
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
I. OUR SUFFICIENCY IS IN HIM
God is faithful and calls us to faithfulness:
(1 Corinthians 1:9; 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:18)
- God was faithful to provide a sacriï¬ce when Adam and Eve sinned.
- God was faithful to give Abraham a son.
- God was faithful to Israel, even when they were unfaithful.
- God was faithful to His promises to David.
- God was faithful to send His Son in the fullness of time.
- Jesus faithfully revealed the Father during His earthly ministry.
- God was faithful to raise Jesus from the dead.
“Antinomianism is the view that the commandments of the Word have no place in Christianity. Usually in the expressions of this view, people are told that law is an enemy of grace, that the God of Sinai is a stern and unlovable deity who is rightly banished from the pages of the New Testament, and that today the only possible guide for any ethical system is love. In this system outright disobedience to the commands of God is countenanced. Thus, marriages may be broken up, adultery sanctioned, contracts broken, parents rejected, worldly goods coveted, and countless other things eagerly embraced so long as the actions do not hurt anyone and love remains the underlying motivation.” – James Montgomery Boice
The singular of “Word” is to be understood as the collective of all God’s Word – the Good news, the gospel, not as a reference to individual parts of the Word.
II. THEY BELIEVED JESUS WAS ONE WITH THE FATHER
We move from past experiences to the current situation. He’s about to leave them, but He is CONFIDENT they will fulï¬ll God’s mission.
What convinced them?
”The words of Jesus searched their hearts, opened their eyes, dispelled their doubts, and set their lives aï¬re.” – Ray Steadman
Do we have a clear understanding of Jesus?
1) The Word of God reveals the __ of God.
2) The Word of God is __.
3) Jesus said the Word __.
4) The Word is not __ to man of a heavenly Father who sent His Son to seek and save the lost.
5) The Word __ in our hearts. (Rom. 10:17)
6) The Word __ – from Genesis to Revelation, Christ is pictured, revealed in every book of the Bible. (John 5:39)
“And beginning with Moses and the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” – Luke 24:27
III. JESUS COMMITTED THEM TO THE FATHER
“The world was preparing to murder Him. The wood for the cross was already cut. The nails for His hands and feet were already forged. . . .The legal machinery of kangaroo courts, lying witnesses, malicious prosecutors, howling mobs, bullying soldiers, cowardly judge, and illegal sentence was already fueled, oiled, and ready to go. What did He pray about? He prayed for others, for His followers.” – John Phillips